Auto industry analysts, IHS Automotive, forecast total worldwide sales of self-driving cars to grow from about 230,000 in 2025 to 11.8 million by 2035. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP

Like it or not, today’s connected cars are generating vast amounts of data that could conceivably be used in other aspects of our lives – to determine(...)

Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen  plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, in November. Photograph: Peter Steffen/AFP/Getty Images

When the world’s second biggest car maker suffers, as it admits itself, the worst tribulations of its 78-year history, then you know that something bi(...)

One of 14 Phantom EWBs operated by Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel: the Brewster Green paintwork on the outside tells passers-by precisely where this car comes from

We nose gently out into traffic, the famous winged silver lady atop the radiator grille, politely, but silently, negotiating with the swarms of mid-m(...)

Per ardua – through hardship. ad astra – to the stars. Who says Latin is a dead language? Obsolete, since the fall of the Roman Empire (unless you rea(...)

The home of Robert Dear, the suspect held in Friday’s mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, in the remote hamlet of Hartsel, Colorado. Photograph: Julie Turkewitz/The New York Times

Robert L. Dear Junior was a man who lived off the grid. On this lonely, snow-covered patch of land in a hamlet ringed by the Rocky Mountains(...)

We bought a hill farm overlooking beautiful Bantry Bay and built a comfortable straw bale house, powered by wind generators, solar panels, and a wood-burning stove.

In 1999, my then partner and I moved to Bantry in west Cork to walk the talk, and to try our hand at sustainable living. We bought a hill far(...)

Toyota has some headline- grabbing figures to shout about with its new Prius: an average fuel economy figure of 3 l/100km (or 93.8mpg in old money) an(...)

Toyota Motor  executive technical advisor and CEO of its new company Toyota Research Institute Gill Pratt speaks during a news conference in Tokyo today. Photo: Reuters

Toyota said on Friday it will set up a research and development company with a focus on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, as competition to (...)

Look, ma,  no hands: A self-driving Toyota Lexus on busy Tokyo streets – it’s unnerving at first. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

“Tech revolution” is an over-used term, but what’s happening in the motoring world right now is truly monumental. Not since the first car took to the(...)

Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda (right)  promises to bring a “wow” factor to Toyota in the future. He was presenting a range of new models and concepts including the new Prius. special guest on the stand was Miami Marlins Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki (left)

A sporty low-roofed crossover running on hydrogen and able to drive and steer itself in heavy traffic and motorway situations: welcome to your new car(...)